Back to Le Bourget for the 28th edition of Euronaval, after a four-year interval due to the pandemic, partly replaced by the 2020 digital edition. However exchange ideas, unveiling new hardware, and discuss the evolution of naval affairs is something that is definitely better when meeting in person.

The 2022 edition is two times special, first because as said it occurs after a long interval, secondly because it takes place in a very peculiar moment, when Europe sees war after 70 years of peace, as hopefully the Cold War remained “cold”.

The developments in the naval world were thoroughly discussed during the opening conference that took place on Monday 17th at the Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel, which saw the participation of Admiral Vandier, Chief of Staff of the Navy, Emmanuel Chiva, General Delegate for Armaments and Pierre Eric Pommellet, President of GICAN, and over 300 participants from all over the world, representing foreign navies as well as industry.

At 09:00 on Tuesday 18th the doors were opened at Le Bourget where some 450 exhibitors were ready to host delegations and visitors to explain the most recent developments carried out by their companies. Some 118 countries and international organisations were invited by the organisers, who look forward hosting nearly 40 Chiefs of Naval services.

Over 25,000 visitors, including official delegations from over 100 countries are expected to visit Euronaval, which doors will close on Friday 21st at 17:30. Hereafter please find a selection of articles on key issues from the EDR On-Line editorial staff.

BAE Systems unveils the Adaptable Strike Frigate (ASF)

Couach unveils new interceptor and surface drone while delivering highly armed boats

Hyundai Heavy Industries presents the HDP-2200+ OPV design

OCEA presents the 95 meters OSV 315 multi-purpose offshore support vessel

Lockheed Martin: new milestones and developments for Saudi MMSC programme

Survey Copter’s expands its Aliaca UAV family

European Patrol Corvette: preliminary consortium agreement signed

Israeli Shipyards presents the S-80 multirole corvette at Euronaval 2022

Euronaval 2022: Scopa supports Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 through French and EU industrial partnerships

With today’s resources, how the French Navy can meet the challenges of tomorrow

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